After the Manchester bomb: Our Manchester

On Tuesday, 23.05.2017.  I woke up, read a FB message, checked the news and cried. I grew in the time when the I.R.A. were all over the news, and we wondered where the next bombing would be.  The bombs were in shopping centres, streets, public places.  There would sometimes be a warning given.  A chance…Read more After the Manchester bomb: Our Manchester

When your life needs a Plan B: Life sucks but God is good

It's ironic. Looking back through this blog, it seems I mainly write posts about coping with hard times, and wondering if I can see God in them.  From taking up my guitar and singing church songs when I am just not in the mood for it (here and here) to euthanasing runts, there seems to…Read more When your life needs a Plan B: Life sucks but God is good

A guitar case leaning against a concrete wall covered with graffiti

Worshipping in the broken? Here’s how.

Music plays a big role in the church service.  Familiar hymns and songs can help us connect to God.  Soft background music welcomes us in the building, or covers the throat clearing during communion, but I wonder what we see when we look at the musicians? Do we just see some folks playing instruments together? …Read more Worshipping in the broken? Here’s how.

The Sheikh’s son, the Ferrari and the train

Yeah, so .. this gem cropped up on Facebook and I thought I'd share what it brought to mind.  The image is of a humorous exchange between, I am guessing, a fictional Sheikh and his son who is studying abroad. ________________ Son:  Dear Father,  Berlin is wonderful and the people are really nice.  Even though,…Read more The Sheikh’s son, the Ferrari and the train